First candlelighting of the season held in Roscoe Village

| December 9, 2019

COSHOCTON – Roscoe Village was full of the Christmas Spirit on Saturday, Dec. 7 as the first candlelighting of the year was held. A large crowd, bundled up against the cold, enjoyed mulled cider and ginger cookies as they waited for the program to start.

When asked why they attended the event, the answers were varied. “It’s a Christmas tradition for our family.” “To get in the Christmas spirit.” “It’s just a beautiful, peaceful evening and we need that this time of year.” “Roscoe Village is just amazing and they decorate so beautifully – everyone needs to experience candlelighting.”

Santa and an elf were also available for children to meet and share their Christmas wishes. Many of the shops of the village stayed open and Coshocton Canal Royalty, dressed in Christmas dresses, passed out candles so everyone could participate in the candlelighting.

The Coshocton Three Rivers Lady Blaze softball team volunteered to help with the cookies and cider. The team took donations to help pay for their tournaments next year. Jazlene Brown said it was fun to be in Roscoe and with her friends. Taylor Meade was excited to be able to earn money for their tournaments and Savannah Gambill said, “It’s fun giving stuff out and to tell everyone Merry Christmas.”

“Getting to know everyone,” was Addyson Blair’s favorite part of the candlelighting and Kierra Cox enjoyed getting to meet everyone, too. All of the girls said it was cold, but that they were excited and having fun in Roscoe.

A post on Facebook caught the attention of Tracey Harlan and she drove two hours from Washington Court House with her granddaughter, Audriana Williamson, to attend. “It’s our day out. I wanted to start some Christmas traditions and needed some Christmas spirit. I love old villages and I’m so pleased with everything we have seen today.” Williamson was excited to dance to River View’s Certified Gold singing.

Another candlelighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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